You Shall See Heaven Open

The beginning of the book of John doesn’t talk to us about the facts of Christmas — it tells us the meaning of Christmas. This passage from John 1 shows us that the meaning of the coming of Christ is tied to an incident in the life of Jacob. According to this text, the message of Christmas is that the heavens have been opened for those who have been humbled. 

We will break down the two aspects of this message: First, that the heavens have been opened, and second, that the heavens have been opened for those who are humbled. 

This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on December 20, 2009. Series: Christmas 2009. Scripture: John 1:43-51.

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